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The Cleveland Junior Naval Academy will remain open, but five other public schools in the City of St. Louis will be closed. That was the decision of Saint Louis Public School leaders at Wednesday night's meeting of the Special Administrative Board.

Superintendent Kelvin Adams says the small magnet high school was spared after parents and alumni developed a recruitment plan that will add 30 students to the incoming freshman class this fall. They'll build on that increased enrollment through partnerships with middle schools.

District officials still plan to close Sherman Elementary, L'Ouverture Middle School, Fresh Start South, Multiple Pathways, and Beaumont High School.

Plans to switch from a three-tier bell system to a two-tier system were scrapped. That will save the district more than $5 million next year.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 00:47
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The move to a new building for the St. Louis Police Department is going to be more expensive than first thought.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that bids came in more than $1.6 million over expectations. Now, the move will be delayed until early next year — nearly a year later than the original estimate.

The department received seven bids this month. The lowest was $6.3 million to retrofit a former Wells Fargo office building at 1915 Olive St. The department was expecting a cost of about $4.7 million.

Chief Sam Dotson says the awarding of a contract is on hold while officials ensure that the low bidder meets minority participation requirements.

The department's current headquarters at 1200 Clark Ave. dates to 1927 and needs extensive renovation.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:52
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St. Peters Police are hoping the public can help to find a suspect in a sexual assault the night before St. Patrick's Day.

A woman told police she was attacked around 10PM last Saturday night outside Mr. Lucky's Restaurant in St. Peters. KSDK reports the suspect was kicked out of the restaurant for lewd behavior and then assaulted the woman in the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged Hispanic man, 5'6" tall with a stocky build and a goatee. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the St. Peters Police Department at 636-278-2222.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:11
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St. Louis County is looking to hire between 100-200 poll workers for the April 2nd election.

Each poll worker will to be available to work from 5AM to 8PM on April 2nd. They will also have to be able to take a three hour class sometime before election day. Poll workers will be paid $125 for election day and $30 for the class.

If you are interested, call 314-615-1840 or 314-615-1965.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:10
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